Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774864527 Will Publish April 2021 For sale in USA only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9780774864510 Will Publish October 2020 For sale in USA only

Uplift

Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

Pearlann Reichwein and Karen Wall

Uplift

Pearlann Reichwein and Karen Wall

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

352 pages | 30 color plates | 6 x 9
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774864527 Will Publish April 2021 For sale in USA only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9780774864510 Will Publish October 2020 For sale in USA only

Since 1933, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has been a renowned cultural destination and educational institution. As PearlAnn Reichwein and Karen Wall recount in this engaging history, over its first four decades the school produced and circulated ideals of culture and liberal democratic citizenship that were intrinsic to the development of modern Canada. Uplift traces the role of the school in shaping arts and cultural education. Situated within Banff National Park, the school and its surroundings combined stunning natural scenery and cultural capital in a symbolic national landscape.

In an era of unstable cultural policy and state support for the arts, Uplift offers a nuanced account of one particular engine of nation building and tourism development. It draws attention to the past and present place of fine arts, culture, and the humanities in public education and in Canada’s history, exploring what they mean to democracy, citizenship, and a life well lived.

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